Goodbye, Hogs and Heifers: Watch a Coyote Ugly Scene To Remember It All

Legendary Meatpacking District biker bar Hogs and Heifers is closing its doors for good on August 23. Over the past 23 years, the Washington Street honky-tonk has seen many a celebrity and tourist dance on its bar as the neighborhood clientele has gone from prostitutes and drug dealers to European tourists. It’s an icon of New York City nightlife from a bygone time, where female bartenders (and Julia Roberts) have danced on the bar and hung their bras on the wall. Owner Michelle Dell can’t keep up with the imposing rent, which she told the New York Daily News would cause her to raise the cost of PBRs from $3 to $17. When Hogs and Heifers opened in 1992, the rent was a measly $3,000 a month, but now Thor Equities, Dell’s new landlord, wants to raise it from the current $14,000 to $60,000. Ain’t gonna happen. The bar was famously the inspiration for 2000’s Coyote Ugly, a masterpiece in its own right. We’re sad to see it go, and if you can’t head on over for one last PBR, at least take a moment to watch Bridget Moynahan (and is that Tyra Banks?) dance on the bar in Coyote Ugly.

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